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We have compiled a list of the most frequent questions that we receive. It’s normal and encouraged for people to ask many questions when preparing for any type of assessment. Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.

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What is an Independed Medical Examination (IME)?

An Indepedent MEdical Examination (IME) is a medical evaluation conducted by a neutral and impartial physician or healthcare provided.  It is typically requested by an insurance company, employer, or legal entity to assess a person's medical condition, disability, or fitness for work.  The purpose of an IME is to obtain an unbiased opinion regarding the individual's health status, treatment, prognosis, and any potential work-related implications.

What should I bring to an independent Medical Examination?

When attending an independent Medical Examination (IME), it is important to bring certain documents and items to ensure a smooth and comprehensive evaluation.  Here are somethings you should consider bringing:

1. Identification:  Bring a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, to confirm your identity.

2. List of medications:  Prepare a detailed list of all the medications you are currently taking, including prescribed drugs, over-the-counter medications, and any supplements.  Include the dosage and frequency of each medication.

3.  Medical devices or aids:  If you utilize any medical devices or aids, bring them to the examination.  This will allow the examiner to assess their functionality and determine their impact on your daily activities.

How long does an Independent Medical Examination (IME) usually take?

The duration of an Independent Medical Examination (IME) can vary depending on several factors, including the purpose of the eamination, the complexity of the medical condition being addressed and the specific requirements of the requesting party.  It is advisable to arrive early for the IME to complete any necessary paperwork and to ensure that the examination starts on time.  

What can hypnosis help me with?
Hypnosis can help with various issues by promoting relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety, managing chronic pain, and aiding in smoking cessation and weight loss. It can improve sleep, reduce phobias, and boost self-esteem. Hypnosis is also effective in breaking habits, enhancing motivation, and supporting emotional healing. For optimal results, working with a certified hypnotherapist is recommended.

What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis typically feels like a deeply relaxed and focused state.  People often describe it as a calm and comfortable state of heightened awareness where their body feels very relaxed, but their mind remains alert. You might feel a sense of detachment from your surroundings, yet still aware of them. Some people experience a feeling of heaviness or lightness in their limbs, and time may seem to pass differently. The experience can vary from person to person, but overall, it is generally described as pleasant and soothing.

Why should I consult a sleep coach?

A sleep coach offers personalized guidance by learning about your lifestyle and walking you through simple, maintainable changes to create quality sleep habits that last. They can help improve your sleep quality, address sleep disorders, reduce stress and anxiety, and optimize your sleep environment. A sleep coach follows your progress in real-time, moving at a pace you are comfortable with, providing ongoing support and accountability. This tailored approach can lead to lasting improvements in your sleep and overall well-being.

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